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Hearts vs Celtic: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

10:45 PM MYT 26/01/2022
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Celtic hope to ensure they do not fall further behind Premiership leaders Rangers when they take on a Hearts team on a four-game winning streak
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Hearts and Celtic are both out to maintain winning streaks this week when they meet in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.

Hearts have won their last four matches in all competitions, last losing to Premiership leaders Rangers in mid-December. But, while Celtic are on a three-game winning run, they can make it an impressive 12 games unbeaten by collecting at least a point at Tynecastle.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Hearts vs Celtic

Date

January 26, 2022

Kick-off time

7.45pm GMT

Hearts vs Celtic TV channel, live stream & how to watch

Sky Sports Main Event is showing Hearts vs Celtic live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using the Sky Go app.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

Sky Sports Main Event

Sky Go Extra

Hearts team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Gordon, Stewart

Defenders

Souttar, Moore, Halkett, Kingsley, Cochrane, Atkinson, Smith

Midfielders

Devlin, Halliday, Haring, Baningime, McEneff, Mackay-Steven, Pollock

Forwards

Woodburn, McKay, Ginnelly, Henderson, Boyce

Centre-back Taylor Moore is still out with a thigh injury he picked up in last week's win against St Johnstone, but Hearts have no new fitness troubles.

John Souttar is still missing out because of an ankle injury.

Predicted Hearts starting XI: Gordon, Halkett, Kingsley, Cochrane, Smith, Devlin, Haring, Halliday, McEneff, Woodburn, McKay.

Celtic team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Hart, Barkas, Bain

Defenders

Jullien, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Welsh, Scales, Urhoghide, Taylor, Bolingoli, Montgomery, Juranovic, Ralston

Midfielders

Soro, Bitton, McInroy, McGregor, Turnbull, McCarthy, Hatate, Ideguchi, O'Riley, Murray, Forrest, Rogic

Forwards

Furuhashi, Jota, Maeda, Johnston, Abada, Dembele, Ajeti, Giakoumakis, Kenny

Celtic will be without Callum McGregor after he sustained a head knock after receiving an elbow to the face during the Scottish Cup clash against Alloa.

Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi is also out after picking up an ankle injury during the fourth-round tie. Liel Abada may also be out as he had to be taken off, too.

Meanwhile, David Turnbull and Kyogo Furuhashi are still out with hamstring problems

Predicted Celtic starting XI: Hart, Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, Rogic, McCarthy, Hatate, Jota, Maeda, Forrest.

Betting odds & tips

Celtic is favourite to beat Hearts at 4/6 (1.67) with bet365. At 17/4 (5.25) to win, Hearts are serious underdogs.

Georgios Giakoumakis is 4/1 (5.0) to be first goalscorer, while Hearts striker Euan Henderson is rated 10/1 (11.0) to get the first goal.

Both teams have been scoring regularly in recent weeks and, with a price of 4/5 (1.8), backing over 2.5 goals may be an appealing gamble.

Recent results & form

Hearts last five results

Celtic last five results

Auchinleck Talbot 0-5 Hearts (Jan 22)

Alloa 1-2 Celtic (Jan 22)

Hearts 2-0 St Johnstone (Jan 18)

Celtic 2-0 Hibernian (Jan 17)

Hearts 2-1 Ross County (Dec 26)

St Johnstone 1-3 Celtic (Dec 26)

Dundee 0-1 Hearts (Dec 18)

St Mirren 0-0 Celtic (Dec 22)

Hearts 0-2 Rangers (Dec 12)

Hibernian 1-2 Celtic (Dec 19)

Celtic are closing in on eternal rivals and Premiership leaders Rangers with their current unbeaten run. The two teams go head-to-head at the start of February and Celtic cannot afford to drop any more points in the run-up to the second Old Firm derby of the season.

Hearts have a strong hold on third place in the Scottish top flight and are nine points behind their midweek opponents. They can cut that gap a bit by making it five wins in a row in all competitions on Wednesday.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org.